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The Eight DO
SANYODO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



NAGATO 

With the failure of the Southern Court, CHIKUZEN smiths brought 
SA teachings to AKI, HIZEN (HIRADO SA), CHIKUGO (OISHI SA) and 
NAGATO. Wide blades with deep curvature. Thick MUNE. KO-MOKUME 
with some UZU. GUNOME-MIDARE with TOGARI peaks is held in an 
uneven NOTARE-like line. NIE with KINSUJI. 
HOTSURE drifts - swept SUNAGASHI runs.

NAGATO SA
YASUYOSHI(1) SHO-HEI 1346
    | (CHIKUZEN - Special name: YUKIONI, br: AKI KUNIMITSU)
    |___________________________ ___________________ ___________
____|____                   ____|__  - brothers - __|______     |
YASUYOSHI(2) EI-TOKU 1381   AKIKUNI(1)            NOBUSHIGE     |
____|____                       | SHI-TOKU 1384     | O-AN 1368 |
YASUYOSHI(3) O-EI 1394          |                   |           |
____|____                       |                   |           |
YASUYOSHI(4) BUN-MEI 1469       |                   |           |
   _______ __________ __________|__________ ________|           |
  |   ____|____  ____|____  ____|__     ___|___    _|______     |
  |   YUKISHIGE  YOSHINAGA  AKIKUNI(2)  AKINAGA    YUKIKUNI     |
  |                - KA-KICHI 1441 -               _|_____      |
  |                                                IYEKUNI      |
  |_ _______________________ ______________________ O-NIN 1467  |
____|___   - brothers -  ___|____              ____|____        |
AKIYOSHI(1) EI-KYO 1429  AKIYOSHI EI-KYO 1429  SHIGEKUNI        |
____|___                 ___|____               EI-KYO 1429     |
AKIYOSHI(2) BUN-MEI 1469 TAKASUKE BUN-MEI 1469                  |
     ______________________ ____________________________________|
____|____               ___|___          
YUKITOSHI O-AN 1368     YUKIAKI(1) SHO-HEI 1346
____|____                  |______________________
YUKISHIGE SHI-TOKU 1384 ___|___                ___|____
____|____               YUKIAKI(2) O-EI 1394   YUKISUKE(1)
YUKICHIKA O-EI 1394        _______________________| MEI-TOKU 1390
                       ___|____                ___|____  
                       NAGAHIRO BUN-MEI 1469   YUKISUKE(2)
                         (CHIKUZEN NAGAHIDE)   BUN-MEI 1469
_________     
HARUAKIRA O-AN 1368 
_________      
HARUAKIRA EI-SHO 1504   
_________               
YASUMITSU TEN-MON 1532  
_______                 
AKISUKE BUN-ROKU 1592 




NAGATO SA "SA YASUYOSHI" YASUYOSHI SHO-HEI: Son and student. SABUROSAEMON-no-JO. Lived at FUCHU. There are different stories from different places, some say he was DOGEN, others say YASUYOSHI(2), that is second from CHIKUZEN YASUYOSHI(1). Books say there may be two generations, there may be three. Japanese scholarship has him either CHIKUZEN YASUYOSHI or his son. YASUYOSHI spread the SA word throughout the south. Always thought possibly the real name of SA himself. Sword style is always arbiter. Brought SA School to NAGATO. Longish NAMBOKUCHO style TANTO. ITAME with MOKUME HADA - strong. NOTARE GUNOME with valleys reminiscent of BIZEN KANEMITSU's undulating GUNOME-CHOJI. A NOTARE-like line of varying height holds down KO-CHOJI MIDARE between GUNOME mounds, whereon the tops occasionally become TOGARI - the YASUYOSHI mark. -Small figures squeeze together while GUNOME protrudes. YAKIBA tends to widen subtly in the BOSHI. Known for excellent KO-NIE and defined NIOI KO-ASHI. There may be KINSUJI, which can be long and striating. Some pieces show gentle HOTSURE, and in some SUNAGASHI runs. BOSHI is TSUKI-AGE, SA style, or JIZO. See CHIKUZEN SA - YASUYOSHI YASUYOSHI YASUYOSHI SAKU SA YASUYOSHI SAKU CHIKUSHU JU YASUYOSHI CHOSHU JU YASUYOSHI YASUYOSHI(2) EI-TOKU (f: SA YASUYOSHI 1): Worked from EI-WA 1375 through EI-TOKU. Other news states O-EI as his place. ITAME with MASAME. SUGU GUNOME-MIDARE. YASUYOSHI CHOSHU JU YASUYOSHI SAKU CHUSHU DOGEN YASUYOSHI YASUYOSHI, (URA) CHOSHU JU AKIKUNI(1) SHI-TOKU (f: YASUYOSHI 2, t: YASUYOSHI 1): SAEMONnoJO. Also SABEInoJO. SETOSAKI JU. Transferred to NAGATO and became student of YASUYOSHI. One of the flame-fanners of the NAGATO SA. Brought the school NAMBOKUCHO style into O-EI. KO-NIE DEKI HOSO-SUGU that is KO-MIDARE, NOTARE KO-GUNOME and GUNOME-MIDARE with ASHI. GUNOME is an even height. His passing: 1422 AKIKUNI(2)KA-KICHI: Late O-EI through to BUN-AN. KO-MIDARE HA and KO-GUNOME MIDARE. NOBUSHIGE O-AN (br: AKIKUNI, t: YASUYOSHI): SUGUHA and KO-GUNOME CHOJI BA. YUKITOSHI O-AN (t: AKIKUNI): ITAME with MASAME. Made SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE.
NAGATO SA YUKISHIGE SHI-TOKU (f: YUKITOSHI): ITAME with MASAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME HA. AKIYOSHI(1) KA-KICHI (f: AKIKUNI): Worked from EI-KYO to KA-KICHI. HOSO-SUGU and KO-GUNOME HA. There were two AKIYOSHIs - sons of AKIKUNI(1). The brother's YOSHI is that of the phonetic GI, meaning "justice." He was not AKIYOSHI(2), his brother's off-spring, working in BUN-MEI. YUKIKUNI BUN-AN (f: NOBUSHIGE t: AKIKUNI): Made elongated HIRA- TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE TANTO - NAMBOKUCHO style. SHIRA-KE "White" KO-ITAME with MASAME in a JI-NIE veil. HAMON will be KO-GUNOME MIDARE and GUNOME-MIDARE in defined NIOI and KO-NIE. HOTSURE is found with SUNAGASHI. NIE can become KUZURE. KINSUJI. BOSHI: NOTARE with a swept FUKASHI-KAERI. IYEKUNI O-NIN (f: YUKIKUNI): ITAME with MASAME. SUGU and GUNOME. YOSHINAGA MEI-TOKU (t: AKIKUNI): ITAME with MASAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE. YUKIAKI(1) SHO-HEI (t: YASUYOSHI): Wide NAMBOKUCHO SUGATA. ITAME that runs. HOSO-SUGU KO-MIDARE or GUNOME-MIDARE in NIE. BOSHI: TSUKI-AGE "Thrust" with deep KAERI or KO-MARU. YUKIAKI(2) O-EI: OEI-style SUGUHA of KO-MIDARE or GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI in NIE. YUKISUKE(1) MEI-TOKU (f: YUKIAKI): SUGUHA or GUNOME-MIDARE. YUKISUKE(2) BUN-MEI: SUGU KO-MIDARE or GUNOME-MIDARE. NIO smiths live in NAGATO: O-EI KIYONAGA BUN-MEI KIYOSADA EI-KYO KIYOZANE EI-SHO KIYOZANE HO-TOKU KIYOHARU TEN-MON KIYOTSUGU CHO-ROKU KIYOTANE
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